pre critical

precritical

[pree-krit-i-kuhl]
adjective Medicine/Medical.
anteceding a crisis.

Origin:
1880–85; pre- + critical

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precritical (priːˈkrɪtɪkəl)
 
adj
of, relating to, or occurring during the period preceding a crisis or a critical state or condition: a precritical phase of a disease

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